Definitions

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  • n. one who truckles

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who truckles, or yields servilely to the will of another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who truckles or yields obsequiously to the will of another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect

Etymologies

From to truckle + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is no cowardly, dishonest, selfish politician -- be he who he may -- no trimmer and truckler to the times -- who will be forgotten.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • He knew the man, a preemptor of Folly Bay, a truckler to the cannery because he was always in debt to the cannery, -- and a quarrelsome individual besides, who took advantage of his size and strength to browbeat less able men.

    Poor Man's Rock

  • This was highly disagreeable to him, as his whole nature tended to make him wish to be himself, to make him shrink from the part of the truckler and the sycophant which he was playing so haughtily and so artistically.

    The Great God Success

  • To do this, it is not necessary for the Negro to become a truckler or a trimmer.

    The Future of the American Negro

  • Basil made a point of speaking him fair, when his turn came, and the purser did not trample on him for a base truckler, as an American jack-in-office would have done.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • Still, if I believe that I can set going a better method of treatment -- if I believe that I can pursue certain observations and inquiries which may be a lasting benefit to medical practice, I should be a base truckler if I allowed any consideration of personal comfort to hinder me.

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • a base truckler if I allowed any consideration of personal comfort to hinder me.

    Middlemarch

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